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Office Hours

You may reach our office staff on school days between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.

If you require assistance outside those times, please contact (760) 331-5200.

Report your Student's Absences

It is VERY important that you call our office to report your student's absence within 2 days. Please call Mrs. Ketterer at (760) 331-5295.


General Information

Vision/Mission Statement

The primary purpose of the continuation high school at Carlsbad Village Academy is credit recovery. Students who are behind in credits toward graduating with their class may transfer voluntarily to CVA where the trimester schedule allows them to earn 90 credits per year.  Once students have remediated credit deficiencies, they may elect to either return to Carlsbad High School or remain at CVA.

Carlsbad Village Academy

Carlsbad Village Academy is one of three alternative education programs in the Carlsbad Unifed school District. All three programs are operated/run from the front office at Carlsbad Village Academy.

Carlsbad Village Academy

Continuation High School

Grade level: 10-12


Carlsbad Village Academy is a continuation high school serving students 16 years or older, in grades 10-12, who need extensive credit recovery options, flexible schedules to accommodate employment, family obligations, and/or other critical needs. Students are referred to Carlsbad Village Academy through a Guidance Team process with Carlsbad High School and Sage Creek High School and typically serves between 80 and 90 students at a time. 


The expectation in Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) has always been to support students at the continuation schools with the intent that each student will successfully complete the exact same graduation requirements as well as the same mandated testing requirements as every other student in CUSD. However, students come to CVA with a wide variety of needs or limitations. Typically, continuation school students experience many of the following factors: 

 ● Poor school attendance and low academic progress. 

● Family situations that include frequent movement, job loss, unstable family situations and dysfunction. Many of these families are at very high risk or actually “in risk.”

● Alienation from adult society and mistrust of the accepted social order 

● High-risk behaviors

● The large majority of our students’ families have financial hardship and many qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

● Many of our student’s families have many chronic health problems that also contribute to poor attendance and lagging achievement, either directly or indirectly. 

● When our students graduate they are often the first of their family to earn a diploma. With these factors in mind, a significant part of the job for all CVA staff members is to successfully and compassionately challenge the significant socio-economic challenges and low expectations and mindsets CVA students often bring to our school.


Carlsbad Seaside Academy

Home Education

Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade

The Independent Study program provides and educational alternative for secondary students who have the ability, study skills, motivation, and self-discipline to learn independently under the supervision and support of a credentialed secondary education teacher who assigns and evaluates all coursework.  Independent Study students may desire an accelerated learning program, a flexible schedule to pursue a career goal, or may simply learn better in an independent program with one-to-one interactions with a master teacher.

Home/Hospital Program

Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade

Home/Hospital Instruction is designed to assist students over temporary periods of illness or injury while the student is at home and unable to attend school.  The instruction is provided by certificated teachers who tutor the students one-to-one until they are able to  return to their regular instructional program.  A physician's written recommendation on the District approved form (available from the Carlsbad Village Academy administration office) is required.

Courses Offered 2018-2019

Algebra 1

Art 1


Digital Photography


English 1

English 2

English 3

English 4 

Financial Algebra


Theater 1

US Government

US History

World History/Culture